21:02  ,  August 7, 2012

London Olympics 2012: Armenia’s wrestler defeats Turkish opponent

Armenia’s Greco-Roman wrestler Arthur Alexanyan defeated Turkey’s Ildem Cenk in the men’s 96 kg category in the initial bout for the Olympic bronze.

In the first round, Arthur Alexanyan won 1:0. In the second round, the Turk being in the defense position could not resist the attack and the Armenian wrestler won 0:2. To note, in the 2012 European champion Alexanyan has defeated Italy’s Daigoro Timoncini in 1/8 finals, however, he lost to Iran’s Gholamreza Rezaei in the quarterfinals.

As the Iranian representative was qualified for the final, 22-year-old Alexanyan was granted with an opportunity to fight for the bronze. Alexanyan will fight against Cuban Estrada Falcon Yunior for bronze.

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